Travel Reports, Information on Southern Africa and Travellers Feedback !



This page provides links to pages that contain valuable feedback to the self sufficient 4x4 traveler. The feedback is of our subscribers' experiences and encounters while visiting cross-border southern African countries on safari. Most of the reports here were submitted by subscribers of the OverLand Forum. We'd love to see your contribution here and encourage you to participate and share your experiences, views, stories and photos. This page also contain links to sites that feature stories of travelers through Africa that are published on other websites. Please submit your trip report, digital images or travel stories to Hennie Rautenbach who will publish it here.

Copyright Notice ! The contents of these reports are the property of their respective authors and may only be printed and used for private purposes. Any commercial use of these reports is strictly forbidden without the express written authorization by the author.

Below are a few suggested guidelines, which you may want to consider before submitting a trip report ! These are by no means enforced but they do go a long way towards ensuring that your trip report will become a valuable reference !

1. Prior to your trip - synchronise all digital cameras in your party with the GPS time.

2. Upon return dump the GPS track log and all images.

3. Download the following utility: http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/

4. Using the above utility (very simple) Geo-Tag all the images from your GPS tracklog files.

5. Download Picasa3 from Google: http://picasa.google.com/

6. Register a Google Account (if you don't have a Gmail account).

7. Register a Flickr Account. (You may need a Paypal Account to pay the very reasonable 50 USD for 2 Years)

8. Install the Flickr Desktop Uploader : http://www.flickr.com/tools/

9. Install the Flickr Upload Plugin for Picasa3 : http://picasa2flickr.sourceforge.net/

10. Using Picasa3 edit (crop, enhance, adjust contrast) your best images identified for uploading to the Flickr Web Album.

11. Picasa3 Tips: http://picasatutorials.blogspot.com/

12. Upload the images to your new Flickr Account. Add Titles/Tags/Descriptions.

13. Register on the Overland PHPBB3 Forum: http://www.overland.co.za/phpBB3/

14. Log in and create a new topic in the appropriate section.

15. Type up a brief trip report, divided into daily highlights, lowlights and critical data (prices, contact details, observations, tips, impressions)

16. Grab the BBCode of the Flickr Images that you wish to appear in your trip report : http://www.flickr.com/help/faq/search/?q=bbcode

17. Paste the BBCode under the text in your trip report where you wish for the Photo to appear.

18. Save and Preview.

19. Edit again and fix formatting/grammar/spelling if necesarry.

20. Post the URL of the report to the Overland Community for all to enjoy !

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Below are reports that covers extended trip reports of Southern & East Africa:


Eric & Margaret Sommer's Kruger National Park Report [Acrobat PDF 1Mb] (November 2012)

Paul Doherty's Mabibi Travel Report [Acrobat PDF 1Mb] (August 2012)

Eric & Margaret Sommer's ZA Parks Travel Report [Acrobat PDF 1Mb] (December 2011)

Paul & Lin Fisher's Cederberg Travel Report [Acrobat PDF 2Mb] (November 2011)

Deon Kotze's East Africa Tour Part 1 [Acrobat PDF 6Mb] (August 2011)

Deon Kotze's East Africa Tour Part 2 [Acrobat PDF 8Mb] (August 2011)

Deon Kotze's East Africa Tour Part 3 [Acrobat PDF 8Mb] (August 2011)

Johan Snyman's Flower Tour [Acrobat PDF 4Mb] (August 2011)

Anton Heiberg's Mabibi Trip Report [Afrikaans PDF 1Mb] (March 2011)

Stuart Carliell's Malawi Trip Report [Acrobat PDF 400Kb] (December 2010)

Ritchie Maree's Tanzania Trip Report [Acrobat PDF 2.5Mb] (July 2010)

Johan Snyman se Blomme Toer [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 3Mb] (August 2010)

Johan Snyman se Tankwa Karoo Toer [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 3Mb] (August 2010)

Nakkiran Sunassee's Kgalagadi Report [Acrobat PDF] (June 2010)

Johan Snyman's Northern Cape Tour [Acrobat PDF 4Mb] (April 2010)

Ilse Mwanza's Southern Africa Tour - Part 1 [Acrobat PDF] (2009)

Ilse Mwanza's Southern Africa Tour - Part 2 [Acrobat PDF] (2009)

Ilse Mwanza's Southern Africa Tour - Part 3 [Acrobat PDF] (2009)

Ilse Mwanza's Southern Africa Tour - Part 4 [Acrobat PDF] (2009)

Johan Snyman se Anysberg Toer [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 3Mb] (Oktober 2009)

Paul & Lin Fisher's Kruger National Park Report [Acrobat PDF 2.5Mb] (September 2009)

Johan Snyman se Sederberge Toer [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 4Mb] (September 2009)

Johan Snyman se Tankwa Karoo Toer [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 1Mb] (September 2009)

Johan Snyman se Blomme Toer [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 2Mb] (August 2009)

Geoff Hill's Namaqualand 4X4 Trail Report [Acrobat PDF] (April 2009)

Mike Lauterbach's Namaqualand Report [Acrobat PDF] (April 2009)

Nakkiran Sunassee's Richtersveld Report [Acrobat PDF] (January 2009)

Pierre Radley's Baviaans Kloof Trip Report (Part 1) [Acrobat PDF 3Mb] (September 2008)

Pierre Radley's Baviaans Kloof Trip Report (Part 2) [Acrobat PDF 7Mb] (September 2008)

Pierre Radley's Baviaans Kloof Trip Report (Part 3) [Acrobat PDF 5Mb] (September 2008)

Bruce Turner's Mapungubwe Trip Report [Acrobat PDF 2Mb] (September 2008)

John Murray's Tankwa Karoo Trip Report [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 1.1Mb] (August 2008)

Johan Snyman's Namakwaland Trip Report [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 2Mb] (August 2008)

Jan Steenkamp's Kgaligadi Trip Report [Afrikaans] [Acrobat PDF 6Mb] (June 2008)

Nico Roets' Uganda Trip Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF] (Dec 2007)

Marc Hall's Northern Cape & Namaqualand Tour [Adobe Acrobat PDF] (Aug 2007)

Johan Snyman's Northern Cape & Namqualand Tour [Adobe Acrobat PDF] (Aug 2007)